Order in the court.

Courthouses present unique challenges in providing the proper separation and circulation between the public, private, incarcerated, and judicial populations within the court facility. Our team has extensive experience designing courtrooms that function safely and securely.

In addition, whether it be County Court, Family Court, or Supreme Court, there are key design features that need to be incorporated into the space so that the architecture does not get in the way of a fair and just legal system. Our team understands that the architecture and engineering should always complement the process but not interfere with it.

Genesee County Courthouse in Batavia, New York
Courtroom within the New York-based Allegany County Courthouse
Courtroom inside the Cattaraugus County Courthouse in Little Valley, New York
Talk to a LaBella Expert

Mark E. Kukuvka, AIA
Criminal Justice Studio Manager

(585) 295-6256

David Weller, AIA, CSI
Civic and Justice Studio Manager

(585) 295-6298

Nick Harkola, PE
Security Systems Engineer

(585) 295-6645

Our Capabilities

We offer seamless access to diverse services – from a single point of accountability. As your needs change, our services can to – resulting in long-lasting relationships beyond project close out. Professional services have included architecture, planning, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural components, security, building and site circulation, hazardous materials investigation, and compliance to applicable agency and code requirements.

Our work on county courthouses and our interaction with the New York State Office of Court Administration has given us the expertise to understand the Court Facilities Act, guidelines for New York State court facilities, special building code requirements as pertaining to court facilities, and other applicable laws and regulations governing the space and design of county courthouses in New York. Additionally, our team has experience with historically significant courthouses, coordinating with New York State’s Historic Preservation Office and local entities.

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